April 15, 2011

That Endo Girl

My dear friend heard some info that she quickly shared with me. It was about tea tree oil stimulating estrogen receptors. It pertained to my endo, but also to my boy's adrenal issue. Estrogen does not do a body good.....in fact,when you have too much estrogen it can cause serious and significant damage. So this I know. I didn't realize that tea tree oil....and lavender....and *gasp* coffee.....all are estrogenic{increase estrogen level} {good info here}

Please don't take my tea tree oil....or my coffee. I love tea tree oil and use it often. In fact, I have been known to spray it on my bed....or lather it like lotion on my arms{for a packing boxes rash}. It's in our shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap.....on and on. Now, I am not going to go all crazy and never ever use it {or fully stop drinking coffee} but now I know what I know.....so I will greatly lessen our use.

So....that got me to searching about the endo diet and other things. I did not expect what else I found. Dozens of bloggers writing about their endo battle. Not only that, but some of these gals are really young. My heart broke for them. I almost felt like this older mother hen that just wanted to tell them "hang in there" "I understand" "I get it!!!"

One of those sister-endo bloggers wrote this.....and oh , how I could relate to every word.

"I am the girl with endometriosis. I am the girl who is always in constant pain but looks completely healthy. I am the girl who is infertile. I am the girl who always calls in sick and the student who is always rushing to hand assignments in on time. I am the girl who has a pharmacy in her handbag. I am the girl who is always going to doctor appointments. I am the girl who is always tired. I am the girl with the disease you can't pronounce or understand. I am that girl with endo."

I am that girl, too.

4 comments:

Ruth said...

I'm that girl too! Things are starting to look promising though. I pray it stays that way. :-)

Tiffanie said...

Aw :( Insert sad tears for you...

I do not understand what you go thru on a monthly basis, but I'm so sorry you must endure this. Big hugs.

Carla said...

My heart breaks for you and what you've gone through. The best thing about it though is your boys. Truly, I hope and pray that you are the only one that I ever know who suffers from this awful illness and I know you know what I'm talking about.

That Girl With Endo said...

I take comfort that there are so many more brave courageous women out there of that I am sure you are xoxo

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